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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
12th July 2018
Treat the person and not just the disease

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Our health is not just determined by eating healthy or regular check-ups or even taking the right vaccinations at the right time. The conditions which we live in also affect our health. That is why, health has been defined as "not just the absence of disease, but a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being"(WHO).

The conditions of day to day life are called social determinants of health or "the causes of the causes". An interplay of all these factors also determine health.

Stress is one of the 10 social determinants of health as listed by the WHO, the others being: Social gradient, early life, social exclusion, work, unemployment, social support, addiction, food and more

Top News

FSSAI launches ‘The Eat Right Movement’ to combat negative nutritional trends to fight lifestyle diseases

In an unprecedented show of solidarity to improve public health in India and combat negative nutritional trends to fight lifestyle diseases, the food industry, public health professionals, civil society and consumer organizations, influencers and celebrities came together on a common platform and pledged to take concrete steps to create ‘The Eat Right Movement’ in the country, built on two broad pillars of 'Eat Healthy'’ and 'Eat Safe'’, aims to engage, excite ... read more

Morning Medtalks

Morning MEDTalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 12th July 2018

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Evacuated Due to Possible TB Exposure Source Reuters: Two buildings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, were evacuated because people may have been exposed to tuberculosis. A small amount of the tuberculosis bacteria may have been released while being transported between two of the hospital's cancer research buildings.... read more

Practice Updates

FDA updates warnings for fluoroquinolones on risks of mental health and hypoglycemia

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones to strengthen the warnings about the risks of mental health side effects and serious blood sugar disturbances, and make these warnings more consistent ... read more

No benefit of multivitamins on heart health

Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new meta-analysis of 18 studies, more than 2 million participants and having an average of 12 years of follow-up, published July 10, 2018 in ... read more

Car crashes involving teenage drivers highest during first three months after getting driver’s license

Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months after getting a driver’s license, compared to the previous three months on a learner’s permit, suggests a study led by the National Institutes of Health published July 10, 2018 ... read more

Physical activity can minimize weight gain in postmenopausal women who quit smoking

A new study that followed smokers from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) suggests that even modest increases in physical activity can minimize weight gain in postmenopausal women after they have quit smoking. The study is published online July 11, 2018 in Menopause, the journal of... read more

Reduced exposure to sunlight may increases risk of OCD

Living at higher latitudes, where there is reduced exposure to sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder, according to new research published July 10, 2018 in the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder.... read more

Romosozumab treatment enhances BMD in men with osteoporosis

Romosozumab improves bone mineral density (BMD) in men with osteoporosis, according to results from the BRIDGE (placeBo-contRolled double-blind study evaluatIng the efficacy anD safety of romosozumab in treatinG mEn with osteoporosis) trial reported online June 20, ... read more

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Awareness on sexual and reproductive health an urgent need in India
On World Population Day, it is imperative to provide access to contraceptives and educate the youth on importance of family planning
New Delhi, 11 July 2018: The world population currently stands at 7.6 billion and the combined population of the world's two most populous nations, namely India and China, is 2.7 billion (more than a third of the world population, indicate estimates. Every year, 11th July is observed as the World Population Day. On this day, awareness needs to be generated on the fact that an increase in population is also a social issue. Some factors that need urgent attention, therefore, include gender inequality, ignorance among youth about sexual and reproductive health issues, and lack of family planning.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where it was globally emphasized for the first time that family planning is a human right.The Teheran Proclamation, which was the outcome document of the conference affirmed that, ‘Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.’

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